The aim of this unit is to help the student develop an integrated view of theology that he or she can expound in a way suited to the needs of our times and drawing on the students personal and pastoral experience. In the oral examination, the candidate is expected to discuss, from within their own ecclesial context but in a positive and ecumenical way, key themes of Christian theology, such as Revelation, Christology, Trinity, Ecclesiology, Grace and Original Sin, the Sacraments, Eschatology, and Christian Moral Response. The student may prepare for this exam in one of two ways, both under the guidance of a supervisor: by preparing to respond to a series of questions covering these key themes; or by preparing a written, synoptic presentation of a topic that is capable of embracing the key themes of Christian theology. Depending on the mode of preparation, the oral examination will take as its basis the series of questions or the written synthesis.

Unit Code: XT9990P

Points: 54.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Capstone

Unit Discipline: Capstone Other T

Delivery Mode: Face to Face

Proposing College: Pilgrim Theological College

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Learning Outcomes


Articulate an understanding of the key themes of Christian theology, proceeding from a secure and confident grasp of theological method and of the sources of Christian theology


Discuss the inter-relations between these themes, showing creativity in integrating the various theological disciplines


Think and reflect theologically, connecting their understanding of Christian theology to the questions of our times and to critical reflection on their experience and on pastoral contexts


Plan and execute a substantial independent study project under the guidance of a supervisor and, for the synthesis option, to create a theological synthesis


Demonstrate a confidence in articulating theological positions orally


Exhibit development of tertiary skills relevant to the humanities in general, particularly the ability to read, think and critically interpret, and to develop an argument drawing on a range of appropriate resources

Unit sequence

A sub-major or equivalent in Systematic Theology


Supervision Sessions


Type Description Wordcount Weight (%)

90 minute oral examination before at least three examiners.

0 100.0

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 1 Nov, 2014

Unit Record last updated: 2019-07-04 14:22:19 +1000